access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org jason: sacramento metro paramedics answer the call 24/7. medical emergencies large and small, patients are stabilized and transported by ambulance to the emergency room. but california's emergency rooms face a serious overcrowding crisis. and the prognosis for the future isn't good. brad reinke: it will probably get worse before it gets better. i don't see a wayof an . jason: solutions are out there, but everyone agrees that it's a system in need of its own lifeline. dr. peter sokolove: right now many of california's er's are in critical condition. they're barely hanging on. ♪ jason: a cool spring evening, perfect weather for walt lytle to hit the running track!